Garden of Transformation, Summer 2007


Garden of Transformation depicts the coming of rain. Multicolored drops cascade to the ground, where they turn into butterflies. The large yellow and orange rosettes on each side of the doorway are ancient symbols. While found around the world, rosettes are particularly prevalent in Spanish Colonial art. They have been used in New Mexican painting, sculpture, furniture, and architecture for hundreds of years, and these traditions continue in the present. In this mosaic, they are a symbol of blossoming life after it rains.

Lead Apprentices

Vanessa Alvarado

Kathryn Kennedy

Jesse Williamson

Lead Artists


Cassandra Reid

This Project Was Funded By

New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps

The Office of the Mayor